Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Hoy Hits out in the Wake of Drugs Scandal

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Hoy Hits out in the Wake of Drugs Scandal

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CYCLING Sir Chris Hoy says the damning report labelling Lance Armstrong as "a serial drugs cheat" is depressing for cycling - but he hopes the sport can now move on from the scandal.

Hoy admitted to being shocked at the contents of the report by the US Anti-Doping Administration (USADA) which claimed Armstrong enforced a drugs culture at the US Postal team.

Armstrong, who recovered from cancer to dominate professional cycling, has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles - although his lawyers have described the USADA report as "a farce".

Six-time Olympic gold medallist Hoy said: "It's so depressing because of the guy's books he wrote that were inspirational to people with cancer, and his cancer charity on one side doing so many positive things. Then you find out this.

"I think it's the scale of it that's really shocked people as well as who it is. The number of people involved, it's on a huge scale.

"But, we have to move on, this did happen many years ago and there are so many things that are happening now that are far happier and far more pleasant to talk about and British cycling hopefully can move on. …

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